Microsoft built a watch that calmed woman’s Parkinson’s tremors – Telegraph.co.uk

Microsoft has invented a wristband that could help stem the tremors caused by Parkinson’s Disease. 

The Emma Watch sends small vibrations through a wearer’s wrist that can stop the shaking experienced by those with the neurological disease. 

It vibrates with a distinctive pattern that has been designed to “disrupt the feedback loop between the bran and hand”, Microsoft said. 

Uncontrollable shaking is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, which affects around 127,000 people in the UK. It can prevent sufferers from conducting routine tasks such as getting dressed, writing things down or using a computer. 

Currently a prototype, the Emma Watch was created by Microsoft developer Haiyan Zhang for her friend Emma Lawton, a 32-year-old graphic designer diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013.

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